Lieven Vandevelde (1968, Eeklo, Belgium) graduated in electromechanical engineering at Ghent University (UGent) in 1992 and is since then with the at UGent. He received the Ph.D. degree from UGent in 1997, and has conducted research in various domains of electrical power engineering, a.o. electrical machines (in particular noise and vibrations) and (computational) electromagnetics. Since 2004, he is professor and coordinates the research on electric power systems at EELAB. In this research, renewable energy and its integration in electric power systems play a prominent role. Since mid 2011, he is director of , which focuses on energy transition projects. He is member of , the interdisciplinary community of Ghent University researchers working on the energy challenge, founded in 2017.